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From "Gavin (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (FOR-891) css-validator reports CSS errors and many warnings for pelt skin
Date Sat, 04 Nov 2006 04:18:17 GMT
    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FOR-891?page=comments#action_12447117 ] 
            
Gavin commented on FOR-891:
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I have changed print.css and basic.css to remove all warnings from these files.

However, the majority of 'warnings' still exist for screen.css and profile.css.xslt.

The majority of these warnings complain of missing background-color where color
has been specified and vice-versa. Some of this is true, they are missing, most however
are because the W3C validator does not recognise 'transparent' as a valid match for the
other specified color/background-color.

Even though 'transparent' is valid (CSS2 and CSS3 included) and in fact is the 'default' background-color,
it  becomes
invalid when a foreground color is specified.

The reasonings for this are many, the most obvious one being that when a user uses his/her
own stylesheet to
over-ride some of the color values specified by the Author. It brings complications.

At the end of the day, at the moment, these warnings are really judgement calls.
So, dow we want to continue on and remove all warnings by replacing transparent with either
an 'inherit' or specify
a background-color to match the parent container, giving the same overall effect, or do we
ignore them and
move on?

> css-validator reports CSS errors and many warnings for pelt skin
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: FOR-891
>                 URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FOR-891
>             Project: Forrest
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Skins (general issues), Documentation and website
>    Affects Versions: 0.8-dev
>            Reporter: David Crossley
>         Assigned To: Gavin
>         Attachments: screen.css.diff, screen_2.css.diff
>
>
> Our home page does not pass CSS validation with http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/

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